…well this one’s for you, my fellow stitchers of all things nerdy!
I must tell you the story behind this ultra geeky biscornu pattern. Surprise! I’m not just a designer, but I’m a stitcher too (insert cheeky grin here). I belong to many of the online Cross Stitch communities including one for international stitchy Pen Pals. I highly recommend that if you’re into sending and receiving cards, letters, and smaller stitched works from fellow stitchers all around the world… go give this Facebook page a gander and find yourself a stitchy pen pal! It’s so lovely bonding with people in a bit of an old-fashioned way, and let’s face it… not all of our friends and family “get” our desire to take part in a craft that for so long has taken on the stigma of being an “old lady” craft.
So I have taken on two stitchy pen buddies, both of whom are such lovely women. I have really enjoyed our exchanges and bonding.
One thing the group outlines, but isn’t necessary to stick to, (it’s more of a “challenge yourself” kind of situation) is the monthly theme. Sometimes I find a cute pattern online by another designer which I will purchase to complete my themed stitch for my buddy, other times I come up with nothing and treat it like a personal design challenge, taking to my own canvas to create something special for my pen pal.
And so this month, the theme was “camera”.
Well my nerdy geek mode went into overdrive, and I came up with the “Say Cheese” biscornu pattern. I needed something small, and easy to ship, lightweight, and not requiring some type of framing, and thus a new biscornu was born!
I chose to use a palette loosely adhering to the Primary colors, and yes… you can say I was feeling the Mondrian vibes in doing so (because there’s plenty of black and 90 degree angles in there as well…wink, wink.)
I loved stitching this so much, that I had to share it with you all. So now you too, can stitch this fun little biscornu up. You can whip it out in as little as a weekend if you have some time to sit with a new little project such as this.
Make one as a gift for a photographer friend, stick a paper clip in there, and they can use it as a business card holder for their desk! Biscornus can have many purposes besides holding pins for needle workers and sewing enthusiasts! Get creative! Throw some rocks inside for a paper weight!
You can really do so many things with cross stitch these days, it’s not really limited to wall samplers anymore. I just love seeing how the creativity in our industry has taken off with fresh young minds and a new spin on it! So go have fun, and as always, Happy Stitching! (And don’t forget to “Say Cheese”!)
Purchase the PDF Instant Downloadable Pattern HERE.
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